Michael Jackson - Thriller Vinyl Album

Michael Jackson - Thriller Vinyl Album
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Michael Jackson - Thriller Vinyl Album

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records, as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall. Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including pop, R&B, rock, post-disco, funk, and adult contemporary music. Recording sessions took place between April and November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, with a production budget of $750,000, assisted by producer Quincy Jones. Of the nine tracks on the album, four of them were written by Jackson himself. Seven singles were released from the album, all of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Three of the singles had music videos released. "Baby Be Mine" and "The Lady in My Life" were the only tracks that were not released as singles. In just over a year, Thriller became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time, with sales by various sources as being 51 to 65 million copies worldwide. In the United States, it also tied with the Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) as the best-selling album at 29 millions shipped. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including for Album of the Year.

Thriller enabled Jackson to break down racial barriers in pop music via his appearances on MTV and meeting with President of the United States Ronald Reagan at the White House. The album was one of the first to use music videos as successful promotional tools—the videos for "Thriller", "Billie Jean", and "Beat It" all received regular rotation on MTV. Thriller was ranked number 20 on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list in 2003, and was listed by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers at number three in its Definitive 200 Albums of All Time. The Thriller album was included in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry of culturally significant recordings, and the Thriller video was included in the National Film Preservation Board's National Film Registry of "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films". In 2012, Slant Magazine listed the album at number one on its list of "Best Albums of the 1980s".

Both the album cover and the vinyl album are in great condition. The cover opens up to show a full pose of Michael Jackson with a tiger. The inner sleeve is the original sleeve that came with the album and includes lyrics and some of Michael Jackson's sketches of two of the songs.

Songs on Album:

Side One
A - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
B - Baby Be Mine
C - The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
D - Thriller
Side Two
E - Beat It
F - Billie Jean
G - Human Nature
H - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
I - The Lady In My Life

 

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